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Babe: The Gallant Pig [Paperback]

By Dick King-Smith (Author) & Melissa Manwill (Illustrator)
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Item description for Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith & Melissa Manwill...

Fly, the old sheepdog, is amazed to find out what the new piglet, Babe, can learn and do, but even more surprises arise as Babe grows up on Farmer Hogget's farm. Reprint. Movie tie-in.

Publishers Description
Fresh from his foray into Hollywood stardom, Babe gets a new cover for the "Knopf Paperbacks" line.
An ALA Notable Book
A "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Honor Book
A "Horn Book" Fanfare Honor Book
An IRA/CBC Children's Choice
An NCTE Teachers' Choice

Citations And Professional Reviews
Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith & Melissa Manwill has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 481

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Yearling
Pages   118
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.61" Width: 5.24" Height: 0.32"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 1997
Publisher   Yearling
Age  9-12
ISBN  0679873937  
ISBN13  9780679873938  
UPC  090129004997  

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More About Dick King-Smith & Melissa Manwill

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dick King-Smith was born and raised in Gloucestershire, England, surrounded by pet animals. After twenty years as a farmer, he turned to teaching and then to writing children's books. Dick writes mostly about animals: farmyard fantasy, as he likes to call it, often about pigs, his special favorites. He enjoys writing for children, meeting the children who read his books, and knowing that they get enjoyment from what he does. Among his well-loved books is Babe, The Gallant Pig , which was recently made into a major motion picture, and was nominated for an Academy Award.
Dick currently lives with his wife in a small 17th-century cottage, about three miles from the house where he was born.

Dick King-Smith currently resides in Gloucester.

Dick King-Smith has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Babe

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Farm Animals > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > Pigs > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( K ) > King-Smith, Dick
5Books > Subjects > Children > Popular Characters > Movies > Babe
6Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12
7Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

Reviews - What do customers think about Babe: The Gallant Pig?

My Favorite Book  Dec 15, 2007
This book is my favorite book. I think it is even better then the movie, which I liked also. It is a wonderful story of a pig that lives on a farm, and in the end, accomplishes his goal of being a "sheep pig". This book shows us that whatever we want to be, we can if we just believe. I would recommend this book for anyone who loves animals and farm life. I would definitely read it again.
Kristen's review  May 19, 2006
In this book, a pig was a prize to be won at a fair in sheep country. Mr. Hogget played the game for the pig. Mr. Hogget told his wife that he played the game for the pig. Mrs. Hogget said I'd like a pig. We can feed him scraps and eat him for Christmas dinner. Fly was training her four puppies when she saw the pig that Mr. Hogget won named Babe. Babe was adopted by Fly and soon learned to herd ducks, chickens, and other farm animals. He really wanted to meet the flock of sheep so he could be like Fly. Will he ever become a useful farm animal instead of a Christmas dinner? Babe saved the flock and convinced them that they would never eat him. Hogget was training Babe for the Grand Challenge Sheep Dog Trials. Mr.Hogget said to his wife see the telly and took off with Babe and Fly..... I reckoned this book for all ages, because it is a cute little book.

Maggie's Pig Review  May 19, 2006
Mr. Hogget, a sheep rancher, won a pig named Babe at the fair, very much like the one I went to in Sheridan, WY! When Babe came to the ranch, he was a very little pig, so Fly, the sheep dog, decided to mother him along with her five puppies. Babe was soon calling Fly, Mum. Babe also became friends Maaa, an old ewe who at the time needed to be taken care of separately. Maaa was always complaining on how sheepdog treated sheep. Babe asked, "Mum, will you train me to be a sheep-pig?" She said, "Yes." So, Fly started to train him how to be a sheep-pig on ducks, and soon he was fairly good. One day, when Maaa was back in the pasture with the flock and Fly and Farmer Hogget were at market, he decided to go meet the flock. It was chaos! There were sheep rustlers there! Babe ceased them from stealing all the sheep. From then, on Farmer Hogget let Babe come with him and Fly to check the sheep. The first time he came with them Farmer Hogget tried to get him to work the sheep. He did it perfectly! From then on he did most of the sheep work. One day, he decided to go visit the sheep. Again it was chaos! This time it wasn't rustlers, but worriers! They had Maaa down! Before they could kill her, Babe chased them away. Maaa died soon after. Farmer Hogget was readying babe for the sheep dog trials! Will he win? I recommend Babe the Gallant Pig, because it's very outstanding, exciting, and suspenseful!
Richard's Piggy Review  May 19, 2006

In this book, a pig got adopted by a dog named fly on a sheep farm in Gloucestershire, England. Then one day she named him Babe and it stuck. Then fly had to do something with the boss. Then they came back with a sheep. Then Babe asked what is that mum? There is the stupidest animal on earth, sheep. Then Babe wanted to meet the sheep.
So he did then he asked what her name was. She said it was Ma. Then Babe wanted to meet the flock. So they made a plan. It was to let Mr. Hogget and Fly go to the market. Have Ma go back in to the flock. One day, Babe went up the hill and saw the sheep running like crazy. He felt anger against the dogs. He ran after them; then he rammed one in the side. One day, Mr. Hoggett went to the trials with Babe in the back of the truck. Will Babe win the trials? I think this book is for any age. I recommend this book to read for fun.

Hayley's pig review  May 19, 2006
I say, "In this book, a pig called Babe is neat." With patience, the pig turns into a sheep- pig. He always asks sheep nicely to do things. One day, these two dogs came and killed a sheep. Will the dog kill more? Babe almost got shot, but Mrs. Hogget saved him. Every one was happy! It was good that he didn't die. It would have broken my heart if he would have died. That's was a scary part. This all took place in a farm in sheep country in the present. That's where it took place. So now he's going to the trials, but he does not know what trials are. Fly told him that it was where sheep-dogs compete. Then one day, Farmer Hogget was going to put Babe in to compete, but he was worried that he would not be fast enough. Then Fly said that he should go on a diet and run more. So Babe did it. Will they ever get Babe into the competition? I think that anyone could read Babe, because it's exciting and heartwarming.


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